Public Notices

Notice of Proposed First Responder Fee for Emergency Medical Services

Pursuant to A.R.S. 9-499.15, a sixty-day notice is hereby given that the Town of Wellton will consider adopting a “First Responder Fee” to cover the cost of providing emergency medical services by the Town of Wellton Fire Department. It is estimated that the initial fee will be approximately $400.00 for every call for service to cover the reasonable costs incurred by the Town for providing this service.   Alternatively, citizens may be able to pay a subscription fee for this service in the approximate amount of $62.00.  The subscription fee will cover all calls for service on an annual basis.  A report explaining the necessity of this fee is on file with the Town Clerk.  The Wellton Town Council may consider adopting this fee on or after November 7, 2017.

Date Posted:    August 17, 2017

Notice of Real Property Tax Adoption Pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-499.15 B.2.

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-499.15 B. 2., notice is hereby given that the Town of Wellton, Arizona, may impose a new real property (ad valorem) tax to generate $400,000 in revenue to finance public safety services, including police and fire, in the Town of Wellton. The data supporting this new tax is based upon historical short falls in the annual budget of the Town of Wellton approximating $300,000 per year.  The cost of providing fire services to the Town of Wellton approximates $300,000 per year.  In order to continue to provide fire and other public safety services to the residents of the Town of Wellton, the Town needs additional revenue to continue to provide fire services and maintain a balanced budget.  According to data provided by the County Assessor, the Limited Property Value for the Town of Wellton in 2016 is $14,595,903.   To raise $400,000 in revenue, the tax rate would be $2.7405 per $100 of assessed valuation.  A report supporting the adoption of this tax is on file with the Town Clerk and posted on the Town’s website.  Any new real property taxes to be adopted are imposed pursuant to A.R.S. § 42-17151, et seq., and will need to be approved by the voters of the Town of Wellton at a duly called election pursuant to A.R.S. § 42-17056.  More information is available:  Report for Real Property Tax Adoption

Date Posted:  February 23, 2017

Date of Council Meeting:  after May 16, 2017 Election

Town of Wellton Procedures for Filing an Argument

This document is to provide procedures for accepting and receipting an Argument “for” or “against” (pro/con) for printing in the Town’s publicity pamphlet.

PURPOSE: To define criteria and guidelines for filing and receipt of the Pro/Con Statements regarding the establishment of an ad valorem primary property tax.

RESPONSIBILITY:  Town Clerk/Deputy Town Clerk

INFORMATIONAL PARAGRAPH:  No later than ninety (90) days preceding the election, a person may file with the Town Clerk or persons performing the duties as such, an argument advocating or opposing the measure in the proposed election. The deadline for submitting the statements is 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 14, 2017. Each argument filed shall contain the original signature of each person sponsoring it. If the argument is sponsored by an organization, it shall be signed by two executive officers thereof, or if sponsored by a political committee, it shall be signed by the committee’s chairman or treasure. The person or persons signing the argument shall identify themselves by giving their residence or post office address and a telephone number, which information shall not appear in the publicity pamphlet. Each argument filed shall not exceed three hundred (300) words in length. A.R.S. §19-124 (A & D) Also refer to A.R.S. §19-141 (A).

The arguments shall be included in the publicity pamphlet following the measure or amendment to which they refer. Arguments in the affirmative shall be placed first in order, with negative arguments following.  The arguments will be placed in the publicity pamphlet in the order they were filed with the Town Clerk or persons performing the duties as such. A.R.S.§19-124 (C).

Payment of fifty dollars ($50.00) per argument is required at the time of filing.      A.R.S. §19-124 (D).

Date Posted:  February 8, 2017

Due:  February 14, 2017

 

Notice of Possible Increase in Fees or Charges

As part of the budget process for Fiscal Year 2017-2018 the Town of Wellton may consider increasing the fees and charges for its services including fees charged for Parks and Recreation activities and charges for use of municipal facilities and grounds.  As well as fees charged by the Department of Development Services for applications for approvals under the zoning ordinance, as amended, or the subdivision regulations, as amended, charges by the Utilities Department for utility fees for sanitation, water, including connection fees and fees and other charges for utility related services other than utility rates, charges and fees by the Department of Public Works including encroachment permit fees.  Fire Department Recovery Fees and charges and fees by the Municipal Court.  Action by Town Council on any such change in fees, taxes, or other charges may occur on or after July 1, 2017.

Date Posted:  February 1, 2017

Date of Council Meeting:  Tentatively April 4, 2017

The Town of Wellton, Arizona accepting arguments pro or con regarding the establishment of a primary property tax.

On February 7, 2017, the Town Council for the Town of Wellton, Arizona will be considering calling an election for Tuesday, May 16, 2017 for the voters to consider an establishment of a primary (ad valorem) property tax rate raising an amount from a range of three hundred thousand dollars ($300,000.00) up to four hundred thousand dollars ($400,000) to maintain fire and police services and sustain a balanced budget.

If the call of election is approved by Council, on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, the Town will be accepting arguments for and against the authorization of a primary (ad valorem) property tax. If you wish to submit an argument that will be included in the Publicity Pamphlet that will be mailed to all registered voters, you must submit it to the Town Clerk’s Office, 28634 Oakland Avenue, Wellton, AZ  85356. Each argument, pro or con, shall not exceed 300 words.  The deadline for submitting an argument is 5:00PM on February 14, 2017 or 90 days before the election.

There will be a $50.00 charge for each argument submitted.

Arguments filed must include a notarized signature of each person sponsoring the argument. Organizations submitting arguments must include notarized signatures of two executive officers.  Political committees submitting arguments must include notarized signatures of the committee’s chairman or treasurer.  The person or persons signing the argument must identify themselves by giving their residence or post office address and a telephone number, but this information shall not appear in the publicity pamphlet.

Date Posted:  January 23, 2017

Date of Council Meeting:  February 7, 2017

 

Notice of Consideration of a Notice of Intent to Call for an Election to Submit to the Voters the Adoption of a Real Property Tax

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-499.15 B. 4., notice is hereby given that the Town Council of the Town of Wellton will be considering the adoption of a resolution of intent to submit to the qualified voters the question of a proposed amount to be raised by primary (ad valorem) property taxes.  The Council meeting will be held on February 7, 2017, at 7:00PM at Town Hall, 28634 Oakland Avenue, Wellton, Arizona.  A schedule of the new proposed property tax and a written report supporting the new tax is on the Town’s website.

Date Posted:  January 18, 2017

Date of Council Meeting:  February 7, 2017

 

Notice of Real Property Tax Adoption Pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-499.15 B.2.

Pursuant to A.R.S. § 9-499.15 B. 2., notice is hereby given that the Town of Wellton, Arizona, may impose a new real property (ad valorem) tax to generate between $300,000 and $500,000 in revenue to finance public safety services, including police and fire, in the Town of Wellton. The data supporting this new tax is based upon historical short falls in the annual budget of the Town of Wellton approximating $300,000 per year.  The cost of providing fire services to the Town of Wellton approximates $300,000 per year.  In order to continue to provide fire and other public safety services to the residents of the Town of Wellton, the Town needs additional revenue to continue to provide fire services and maintain a balanced budget.  According to data provided by the County Assessor, the Limited Property Value for the Town of Wellton in 2016 is $14,595,903.  To raise $300,000 in revenue, the tax rate would be $2.0554 per $100 of assessed valuation.  To raise $400,000 in revenue, the tax rate would be $2.7405 per $100 of assessed valuation.  To raise $500,000 in revenue, the tax rate would be $3.4256 per $100 of assessed valuation.  A report supporting the adoption of this tax is on file with the Town Clerk and posted on the Town’s website.  Any new real property taxes to be adopted are imposed pursuant to A.R.S. § 42-17151, et seq., and will need to be approved by the voters of the Town of Wellton at a duly called election pursuant to A.R.S. § 42-17056.  More information is available:  Report for Real Property Tax Adoption

Date Posted:  December 7, 2016

Date of Council Meeting:  February 7, 2017

Notice of Possible Increase in Fees or Charges

As part of the budget process for Fiscal Year 2016-2017 the Town of Wellton may consider increasing the fees and charges for its services including fees charged for Parks and Recreation activities and charges for use of municipal facilities and grounds.  As well as fees charged by the Department of Development Services for applications for approvals under the zoning ordinance, as amended, or the subdivision regulations, as amended, charges by the Utilities Department for utility fees for sanitation, water, including connection fees and fees and other charges for utility related services other than utility rates, charges and fees by the Department of Public Works including encroachment permit fees.  Fire Department Recovery Fees and charges and fees by the Municipal Court.  Action by Town Council on any such change in fees, taxes, or other charges may occur on or after July 1, 2016.

Date Posted:  January 25, 2016

Date of Council Meeting:  Tentatively April 5, 2016 and April 19, 2016

Notice of Public Hearing

CDBG Public Hearing Notice for December 9, 2015

Notice of Public Hearing

CDBG Public Hearing Notice for September 28, 2015

Notice of Possible Increase in Fees or Charges

As a follow-up to the budget process for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 the Town of Wellton may consider increasing the fees and charges for its services including fees charged for Parks and Recreation activities and charges for use of municipal facilities and grounds.  Action by Town Council on any such change in fees, taxes, or other charges may occur on or after October 6, 2015.

Date Posted:  August 3, 2015

Date of Council Meeting:  October 6, 2015

Notice of Request for Qualifications

San Jose Avenue Sidewalk Project South Side – Request for Qualifications – CDBG #128-15

Date Posted:  April 20, 2015

Notice of Possible Increase in Fees or Charges

As part of the budget process for Fiscal Year 2015-2016 the Town of Wellton may consider increasing the fees and charges for its services including fees charged for Parks and Recreation activities and charges for use of municipal facilities and grounds.  As well as fees charged by the Department of Development Services for applications for approvals under the zoning ordinance, as amended, or the subdivision regulations, as amended, charges by the Utilities Department for utility fees for sanitation, water, including connection fees and fees and other charges for utility related services other than utility rates, charges and fees by the Department of Public Works including encroachment permit fees.  Fire Department Recovery Fees and charges and fees by the Municipal Court.  Action by Town Council on any such change in fees, taxes, or other charges may occur on or after July 1, 2015.

Date Posted:  January 28, 2015

Date of Council Meeting:  April 7, 2015 and tentatively April 21, 2015

Request for Bids

Request for Bid for APN 203-19-900 – Southwest Corner of Fairways at Coyote Wash Unit II

Notice of Public Hearing

CDBG Public Hearing on September 3, 2014

Notice of Construction on San Jose Avenue

San Jose Avenue Sidewalk Project – Construction Notice

Notice of Revision of Municipal Court Enhancement Fees

Ordinance #113 Revising Municipal Court Enhancement Fees – Signed

Notice of Possible Increase in Fees or Charges

As part of the budget process for fiscal year 2014-2015 the Town of Wellton may consider increasing the fees and charges for its services including fees charged for Parks and Recreation activities and charges for use of municipal facilities and grounds, fees charged by the Department of Development Services for applications for approvals under the zoning ordinance, as amended, or the subdivision regulations, as amended, business license tax fees, charges by the Utilities Department for utility fees for water, including connection fees and fees and other charges for utility related services other than utility rates, charges and fees by the Department of Public Works including encroachment permit fees, and charges and fees by the Municipal Court. Action by Town Council on any such change in fees, taxes, or other charges may occur on or after July 1, 2014.

Date Posted:  March 12, 2014

Date of Council Meeting:  May 15, 2014

Notice of Intent to Sell Public Property and Solicitation of Bids 

COMES NOW the Town of Wellton, Arizona, Pursuant to ARS § 9-402, and hereby gives notice of its intent to sell the following described public property and the solicitation of bids of purchase by all interested persons upon the following terms:

  1. The property to be sold, as a single parcel, is described as follows:

Lots 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 and 18, Block 32, WELLTON ANNEX, according to Book 1 of Plats, page 85, records of Yuma County, Arizona.

  1. The property shall be sold subject to any and all current taxes, assessments, reservations in patents and all easements, rights of way covenants, conditions, and restrictions as may appear of record or which may be apparent by reasonable inspection;
  2. The property to be sold and all improvements thereon shall be sold without any express or implied representations whatsoever; i.e., “where is-as is”;
  3. Upon sale, title to the property to be sold shall be conveyed by Quit Claim Deed;
  4. The purchase price shall be payable in cash or a cashier’s check on or before 30 days from the date of written notice of acceptance of bid having been posted via US mail to the successful bidder, if any;
  5. All sealed bids must be received by the Clerk of the Town of Wellton no later than Monday, February 10, 2014 to be considered;
  6. The Town of Wellton reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to reject any and all bids received.

Date Posted:  January 9, 2014

Date of Council Meeting:  February 18, 2014

Notice of Intent to Impose or Increase Fees or Taxes

Pursuant to A.R.S. 9-499.15, the Town of Wellton is providing notice at least sixty days prior to the date of the proposed rate increase for the Municipal Court fines and fees to be approved or disapproved at a meeting of the Town of Wellton Town Council.

Pursuant to A.R.S. 28-3513, the Town of Wellton is providing notice at least sixty days prior to the date of the mandatory rate increase for the Administrative charges for impound fees at a meeting of the Town of Wellton Town Council.  The state mandated impound fee will be $150.00

Date of Council Meeting:  January 7, 2014

Date Posted:  November 6, 2013

Notice of Intent to Impose or Increase Fees or Taxes

Pursuant to A.R.S. 9-499.15, the Town of Wellton is providing notice at least sixty days prior to the date the proposed new or increased fee or tax is schedule to be approved or disapproved at a meeting of the Town of Wellton Town Council.

Proposed Fee/Tax to be Imposed/Increased:  2% Increase to the Town’s transaction privilege sales tax.

Date of Council Meeting:  October 1, 2013

Date Posted:  July 29, 2013

Public Hearings

The Wellton Town Council is asking for your input.

Due to the economic down turn and declining city sales tax revenues, the Town Council is considering increasing our city sales tax percentage.  Currently the Town of Wellton has a 2.5% city sales tax.  The new proposed rate would increase the city sales tax by 2%.  With this increase in sales taxes, we are estimating additional revenues in the amount of $291,000.  These revenues will be utilized throughout the General Fund.

The Town of Wellton receives revenues from State Sales Taxes, State Income Taxes, Vehicle License Taxes, Highway User Revenue Funds, Community Development Block Grants, Federal Grants and the Town’s Enterprise Funds (Water Division, Golf Course Division and Sanitation Division).

The Town Council and staff will be conducting two public hearings in the Council Chambers at 28634 Oakland Avenue.  They will be at 6:00PM on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 and at 6:00PM on Wednesday, July 24, 2013.  Please plan to join us.

Date posted:  June 25, 2013

Notice of Possible Increase in Fees or Charges

As part of the budget process for fiscal year 2013-2014 the Town of Wellton may consider increasing the fees and charges for its services including fees charged for Parks and Recreation activities and charges for use of municipal facilities and grounds, fees charged by the Department of Development Services for applications for approvals under the zoning ordinance, as amended, or the subdivision regulations, as amended, business license tax fees, charges by the Utilities Department for utility fees for water, including connection fees and fees and other charges for utility related services other than utility rates, charges and fees by the Department of Public Works including encroachment permit fees, and charges and fees by the Municipal Court. Action by City Council on any such change in fees, taxes, or other charges may occur on or after July 1, 2013.

Date Posted:  March 28, 2013

Notice of Intent to Impose or Increase Fees or Taxes

Pursuant to ARS 9-499.15, the Town of Wellton is providing notice at least sixty (60) days prior to the date the proposed new or increased fee or tax is scheduled to be approved or disapproved at a meeting of the Wellton Town Council. Agendas are posted the Thursday prior to the Council meeting.

Date Posted: November 29, 2012

RFQP for Town of Wellton